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Rational conflict

Author: Yanis Varoufakis
Publisher: Oxford, UK ; Cambridge, Mass., USA : Blackwell, 1991.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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The study of economic rationality centres on the notion that in a situation of choice or confrontation, knowledge of an individual's desires and beliefs allows their actions to be predicted. Using  Read more...

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Yanis Varoufakis
ISBN: 0631166068 9780631166061
OCLC Number: 23216640
Description: ix, 303 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Part 1 Preliminary perspectives: reason and war. Part 2 Game theory - concepts and critique: foundations of equilibrium conflict - the Leviathan trap, deliverance, equilibrium reluctance; war and peace as games - inescapable carnage, logic's backward march; conflict by agreement - conditions for communication, informational equity and consensus, information inequity, a chance for conflict?; conflict beyond equilibrium - the illusive paradox, counterfactuals and conditional probabilities, mixed feelings, mixed strategies, backward versus forward induction, the cunning of reason, rationalizable conflict. Part 3 Reason, conflict and emancipation: praxis and the self - the consequences of indeterminancy, dualism contra dialectics, praxis and Sartre's theatre, the struggle for self-realization, erasure versus synthesis, the post-modern challenge; social conflict and liberty - beyond the cave, the origins of solidarity, fighting for freedom.
Responsibility: Yanis Varoufakis.

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